Careers and ideas


Careers and ideas focuses on your working lives. Each week our experts provide comment pieces and answer your questions on everything from dealing with anti-social behaviour and engaging with young tenants to finding your perfect job in housing. Whatever your work-related query, send it to myquestion@insidehousing.co.uk and our experts will do their best to give you the feedback you need.

Kier apprentices Ashley Clark (R) and Gavin Budhathoki (L) undertake a plumbing lesson

A career fix

19/06/2014

Apprenticeships provided by construction firms are helping students straight out of school into employment. Stuart Spear takes a closer look at the opportunities available

Ilo of sardine in tin

Downsizing with the bedroom tax

17/07/2014

The price for underoccupying a home is high for many vulnerable people. Jess McCabe visits Stoke-on-Trent to find out how landlords are attempting to help

Pic of lighthouse and Welsh flag

A light in the dark

04/07/2014

The Lighthouse Project in Wales provides support to those most in need. Reni Eddo-Lodge finds out more

Exterior of John Lewis store

Trade secrets

13/06/2014

Can learning from other sectors help social landlords do their jobs better? Heather Spurr visits retail icon John Lewis with a number of landlords to find out

Home sweet home?

Home sweet home

06/06/2014

Viridian Housing is training its staff to recognise signs of domestic abuse and to support affected tenants. Kate Youde finds out how

MORE CAREERS AND IDEAS ARTICLES

Chief executive, Cross Keys Homes

Expert opinion

14/02/2014

Social landlords shouldn’t view ‘branding’ as a dirty word, it’s central to our success

Former director of community services, Lancashire Council

Expert opinion

31/01/2014 | By Blair McPherson

As austerity bites, housing association board members must rise to new challenges

Helen Giles small

Expert opinion

10/01/2014

We must stop moaning about discrepancies in care and support services and act on them

Chair, Halton Housing Trust

Expert opinion

11/10/2013

Getting the right mix of skills on boards is key to landlords’ future success

Blair McPherson

Expert opinion

04/10/2013

The use of gagging clauses in the public sector goes against everything it stands for

MORE OPINION

  • Carol Bode

    09/07/2014

    Carol Bode has joined the board of Radian, and will take over as non-executive group chair in September.

  • Lee Carman

    09/07/2014

    Four Housing has appointed Lee Carman as development and regeneration manager.

  • Helen Collins

    09/07/2014

    The Aspire Group has appointed Helen Collins as board director.

  • Mike Johnson

    09/07/2014

    The Hyde Group has appointed Mike Johnson as development director for London.

  • Lorraine Atkinson

    02/07/2014

    Ben Bailey Homes has appointed Lorraine Atkinson as field sales manager.

  • Nigel Watkins

    02/07/2014

    Nigel Watkins has joined Castleoak as commercial director for its construction business.

  • Kiera Vogel

    02/07/2014

    Kiera Vogel has joined M&Y, the repairs and maintenance arm of the Regenda Group, as director of planned maintenance.

  • Andrew Bircher

    02/07/2014

    Andrew Bircher has joined mhs homes in a new post as the assistant director of customer services. 

THE EXPERTS

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